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Based on 19 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Disappointing, pointless and repetitive. show more

  • 50
    Christian Science Monitor

    Gilliam's visual style has never been more energetic or inventive, and nobody could be attracted to dope after this portrait of drug abuse as a hallucinatory quagmire. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    There is a reason why books are books and movies are movies, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas makes a pretty good case that the two don't always mix. show more

  • 50
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The one source of relief comes from the score -- a sampling of period ditties by the likes of the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and Neil Young. show more

  • 25
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A horrible mess of a movie, without shape, trajectory or purpose--a one joke movie, if it had one joke. show more

  • NA
    San Francisco Examiner

    One long offensive treatise on just how vile two human beings can be. show more

  • 100
    Ron Wells Film Threat

    Does for psychedelics what "Boogie Nights" does for cocaine; displaying in graphical detail the ultimate failure of drugs as an escape route. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    A peculiar and oddly haunting achievement. show more

  • 50
    Film Threat

    On this ride we follow the two characters from casino to casino and from hallucination to hallucination with no real destination. show more

  • 50
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    There's something about that extra layer of distancing that a book can offer and the screen can't, which in this case might account for why film viewers feel vaguely discomforted by an icky fifth-wheel sensation. show more

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